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55 Aircraft In Queen's Birthday Flypast  
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13254 posts, RR: 77
Posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4677 times:

This year, the traditional flypast by the RAF, after the annual Trooping The Colour parade on Saturday 14th June, was rather larger than usual, with a 20 mile long, 55 aircraft package.

Led by the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight, with one Lancaster plus two each of Spitfires and Hurricanes.
Unusually, the Red Arrows display team were not involved, but there were formations of 9 x Typhoons and 16 x Tornado GR.4's featured.

The larger display this year is part of the RAF's 90th anniversary commemorations.

The plan, written before today's event, with practice pics;
http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive.c...D134A78-1143-EC82-2E7D803465202BCF

The actual event on video;
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7454737.stm

Some pics taken from above, from a 32 Squadron A109 Power chopper (which you can just make out in the video above);
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/7455059.stm

Amateur footage, of the formations en-route to London, over Chelmsford;


[Edited 2008-06-14 15:39:14]
Added You-Tube vid

[Edited 2008-06-14 15:41:38]

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User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4660 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4661 times:

Awesome!

Wish I had seen it  Smile



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4654 times:

Wow ! ...very impressive. ..."Reckon you know you've had a birthday when 55 planes fly over your house"

Looks like the Tornado "Diamond Nine" might have been taking the place of the Red Arrows?

That must have been the biggest military flypast in the World for awhile !!!


User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2406 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4612 times:



Quoting GDB (Thread starter):
Unusually, the Red Arrows display team were not involved

They are on a North American tour, visiting the Colonies  Smile



KC-135 - Passing gas and taking names!
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13254 posts, RR: 77
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4558 times:

Thanks for the info Moose135!
I suspect many viewers wondered where they were too.


User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4537 times:

Apparently the Red Arrows are flying at the Quebec City air show this weekend along with the Canadian Snowbirds, Thunderbirds and Blue Angels. ..."Must be quite a show"

User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4413 times:



Quoting Ferrypilot (Reply 2):
"Reckon you know you've had a birthday when 55 planes fly over your house"

One of these in the "Queen's Flight" would be easier to appreciate..... Smile


http://www.airbus.com/store/photolib...e_lowres_VistaJet_ACJ_Sep07_mr.jpg


http://www.airbus.com/store/photolib..._lowres_A350-800_US_Airways_mr.jpg

.....although I think they stopped calling it that a long time ago. Please note that the images were chosen for the colors only, purely for illustrative purposes.


OR, perhaps they could get her one of these from whoever might be relinquishing a slot due to current business climate.  Wink .....

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Royal S King




"Everyone is entitled to my opinion." - Garfield
User currently offlineACW367 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4347 times:

The actual event on video;
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7454737.stm


On the BBC coverage, as the BBMF and Hercules fly over, you can see a white helicopter hovering above. This is a 32 Squadron Agusta A109 which performed the weather check before the main flypast.

I was stood outside the palace and was very impressed. Can't wait for the 90th Anniversary flypast at Fairford on 11 July, I understand that this will have just short of 100 aircraft participating. http://www.airtattoo.com/airtattoo/N...AIRFORD_TO_STAGE_HISTORIC_CEREMONY


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13254 posts, RR: 77
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4234 times:

Some more pics;

http://www.raf.mod.uk/gallery/qeensbrthday2008.cfm


User currently offlineBlackProjects From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 756 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4219 times:

A Similar but Larger Flypast will Ocour at RIAT this year on the Friday when over 90 Machines Celebrate the handing over of New Colours to the RAF.

 old 


User currently offlineKennyK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 482 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4075 times:

Have we got 100 aircraft available for that?  stirthepot 

User currently offlineBlackProjects From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 756 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4060 times:

A few of those Flyiing will be BBMF and Warbirds maybe the Vulcan and Vimmy so dont need 100 Servicable Military machines

User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6057 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4047 times:

Ah, but the jewel in the crown will always be missed:


User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3804 times:



Quoting CPH-R (Reply 12):
Ah, but the jewel in the crown will always be missed:

Yes that is a "very cool video" and it is a crying shame that Concorde will never fly again.


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